Originally posted by sh76Buy high quality cameras for every football stadium in every third world country and then FIFA might consider changing the rules of the game to suit you.
Thankfully for FIFA, Germany scored twice in the second half (although both were on counterattacks and one never knows if they'd have been scored in a 2-2 game). But in this sport, where goals as SOOOO big, how can they blindly not take advantage of something that would help actually get these calls right??
It just doesn't make any sense. Every North America ...[text shortened]...
How much longer are fans going to put up with these terribly blown calls?
I don't get it.
Originally posted by hopscotchThat's a crap excuse from Blatter.
Buy high quality cameras for every football stadium in every third world country and then FIFA might consider changing the rules of the game to suit you.
The post that was quoted here has been removedSlight technical problem. Since the rule maintains that the entire ball must go through instead of just breaking the plane it is not so simple. Cameras for video evidence could solve the problem once and for all. Technology you suggest would work for offside. If they limit these technologies for big time matches then adapt these as technology comes down in price FIFA could do away with the bad calls at various levels.
Originally posted by sh76Always clouding arguments with reason! Indeed that's easiest. Have a challenge system like college or the NFL. Little net cams like in hockey would go a long way. However, putting offside sensors on players makes sense or doing away with all but the most glaring offside infractions. Yet today's was about the worst I've seen in years. All I can surmise is that linesman failed to see that Tevez headed it in and likely thought Messi's shot went in directly. Messi was onside.
Why not just let a ref watch a replay? Wouldn't that be simpler?
The post that was quoted here has been removedJust do what rugby and cricket does and have a 'TV assistant' who can watch replays.